Temporary Index at HUMlab Umeå

This week we've been working at the fabulous HUMlab in Umeå, Sweden developing a new art work called A temporary index

A temporary index
is a system of decorative counters that mark significant sites of nuclear waste on our planet.  These are all sites that require provisions that must last from a few decades to hundreds of thousands of years and our system will attempt to count these time periods for each identified site creating a map of human influence concerning deep time.

A prototype was exhibited in Sapporo, Japan last year at Oyoyo project space, but we have been constructing a database here at HUMlab that will allow us to map a host of repositories, accident sites and entombed research reactors from all over the world.  A version of this work will be part of a touring exhibition next year curated by Ele Carpenter initially for the Bildmuseet also in Umeå. 

More about: HUMlab; http://www.humlab.umu.se/sv | Bildmuseet; http://www.bildmuseet.umu.se/en | Nuclear culture project; http://nuclear.artscatalyst.org | Oyoyo Art Centre; http://www.oyoyo16.com

Asymetrical warfare at Witte de Whit

We are showing our documentary artwork A short film about war in the group exhibition Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare, which opens in Rotterdam TODAY at Witte de Whit Gallery (11 September 2015 – 3 January 2016, Opening and Artist Talks: 10 September 2015, 4 pm). So please do go if you're around and about.

With: Abbas Akhavan, Sven Augustijnen, James Bridle, Broomberg & Chanarin, Crass, Claire Evans, John Gerrard, Terence Gower, Isao Hashimoto, Glenn Kaino, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Trevor Paglen with Jacob Appelbaum, Mohammad Salemy, Susan Schuppli & Tom Tlalim, Nida Sinnokrot, Thomson & Craighead, and José Antonio Vega Macotela.

A short film about war is the second part of our Flat Earth Trilogy

More info here: http://www.wdw.nl/event/art-in-the-age-of-asymmetrical-warfare/